I'm laid back.I like skateboarding Movies, Music, cameras you know all that Jazz.Bla bla Blah Bla
I'm from Texas moved here to NYC two years ago.I work in Freelance production.
Meeting new people and having drinks is alway's fun!
Staying at Eric's was one of the best decision during my winter break. I stayed here for 4 days over new year's eve and it was awesome. I had chance to meet with new friends who also rented his house, from Europe to Canada. At night, we gathered in the cozy living room, had some drink and chilled. Totally recommended this place!!!
Loved staying here!
I can honestly say that staying here is at least half of why I enjoyed NY so much.
The people and the location are what made it for me. Bushwick is definitely my favourite part of NY, with much more soul than Soho, and a lot cheaper for food and nightlife (I spent a lot less than I thought I would over the week I spent here). Of course, don't be expecting Chelsea style glamour – think more Shoreditch or Kreuzberg. It's a walkable distance to Williamsburg, if you err on the side of hipster. It's over the bridge from Manhattan, but the subway is really close.
The room is of course basic (you want luxury in NY for how much??), but if you are coming to New York why oh why would you spend time staying in your accommodation more than you need to? There is a perfectly decent living room to relax in after sightseeing, and a stoop on which to drink beer on and people watch. For the price, it's definitely value.
The flat is super friendly, laid back and safe – I'm kinda confused by the negative reviews. Maybe the writers of them were looking for a “flashpacker” style environment, and for early nights and starts, and absolutely no interaction with flatmates.
Eric is an awesome host with a fun and off-kilter sense of humour, he was happy to show me around, including an informal and impromptu graffiti tour. The other flatmates are also awesome, always up for a chat, and they showed us some great bars in the area.
So I'd recommend the flat for anyone travelling by themselves or just interesed in meeting people, who want to explore the more interesting parts of NY and its nightlife (inclusive of its fabulous and cheap dive bars), and aren't too precious about sleeping conditions.
THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO STAY!
Where to start? Our stay at Eric's flat was not a good experience. First of all, our room was in fact a tiny little space with just a mattress on the floor separated from the livingroom/kitchen by a simple curtain. No hook, no space to put our bags and above all no intimacy at all. At one point, he even opened the curtain wihout asking, when we were changing! He asked us to leave the bathroom door open when we were taking our shower despite all the other roomates not doing so! It was just gross.
As if that was not enough, on the saturday night at 3 am one of his roomates put the latch on the door and he couldn't get in. We didn't know if it was him or a total stranger! He shouted and rang the bell but no one of his roomates answered. At one point, he just kicked down the door and burst in while shouthing "fucking bullshit" very loud. At this point, we were still not even sure it was him. We were quite afraid and didn't sleep much after that.
We felt that we didn't feel welcome or safe in his house, and his general atitude made things uncomfortable.
I don't recommend it at all, especially for girls.
The time spent in New York it was wonderful even though it was ruined by the accommodation. As soon as you arrive, me and my friend, we started talking with Eric. Soon we realized that we did not understand very well with the language and this is why he treated like making stupid comments with other tenants who did not understand anything. A home really dirty, the bedroom consisted of a mattress placed on the floor, the mattress still had the cellophane to fulfill purchase and on a wretched sheet. Hair of anyone who volazzavano over our things. The door of the room consisted of a tent. But the great thing is that the room was in an alcove in the living room where anyone and at any time entered, screaming, making noise and smoking cigarettes. At any hour of the night! Nothing courtesy and respect just because I speak English and not American! The bathroom, in common with other people of the house, in filthy conditions, filthy and full of mold. The bathtub is black dirt, so I had to shower with flip flops and being careful not to touch the curtains because it sucks! One day my friend was wrong, because we were trying to be as little as possible inside the house then the next morning we got up early and came back late in the evening with pirate taxis because the yellow taxis did not stop them, and even the subway. That day my friend was hurt in the apartment we stayed only in the morning because we were told that the thieves entered the lower floor and if the police asked us to say that we were friends and we had prenotatao through aribnb. After we had already paid for a whole week to get to sleep and wash we had to book a room in a hotel. The exspirience was ugly as that was the first time that booking over through airbnb.CHIARA Hello! About my experience in new york at this accomodation……i hope to forget everything about!!!! The owner of the appartment was not very helpfull and joke us because we didn’t speak English U.S. perfectly the problem was that he spoked very fast and with the slang, he didn’t tried to speak slowly ; we sleep in a room on a mattress on the floor without space for the bags, without something to hang our towel without a door but only with a curtain……during the night when we were sleeping……people smoked in the house and screamed all the time!!!All the place in the apartment where we stayed were very dirt….. Sincerly at the end of the day visiting the city…..tired and hungry, was a nightmare think to come back at home!!!! A day i was ill and nobody tryed to helped me or asked me something. Luckily a friend of us that stay in new york since a lot of time helped us to escape and find a place to stay for the...
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Eric was a kind and accommodating host. I enjoyed my stay there and would recommend it to people looking for a little adventure in the city. The breakfast burritos and hot espresso were also very much appreciated. :)
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I had a great time in NYC. Eric's place is located close to the subway so getting everywhere is easy. Williamsburg is not far away either. Eric was also a very friendly host and all the practicalities (check-in/check-out etc.) went very smoothly! Like the title suggest it's a cool place with friendly people.
We had a great time staying with Eric! Everyone was friendly and helpful with suggestions of things to do and see. We felt more like housemates than visitors. Close to the subway and only a 20minute ride into Manhattan, making getting around the city pretty easy. If you want to know where the locals go, this is the right place!